1. Body coloring varies from light tan to deep yellow
  2. There is a dark brown violin shape on their back
  3. There is a black line pointing backward from the violin shape
  4. The fiddle pattern is often shiny
  5. Abdomen is uniformly colored with no strips or markings
  6. Covered with numerous fine hairs that give a velvety appearance
  7. Has 6 eyes arranged in 3 pairs
  1. Colored, hourglass-shaped marking on their abdomens.
  2. Bristles on their hind legs.
  3. Bites produce muscle aches, nausea, and a paralysis of the diaphragm.
  4. Most people who are bitten suffer no serious damage.
  5. Bites can be fatal to small children and the elderly.
  6. Spins large webs in which females suspend a cocoon with hundreds of eggs